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Strange Justice (1999)

Fact-based story about the sexual harassment suit filed by Anita Hill during the appointment trials of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court during the George Bush Presidential ... See full summary »

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Jane Mayer (book), Jill Abramson (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delroy Lindo ... Clarence Thomas
Mandy Patinkin ... Kenneth Duberstein
Regina Taylor ... Anita Hill
Paul Winfield ... Thurgood Marshall
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Vernon Jordan
Stephen Young ... Sen. Danforth
Philip Shepherd Philip Shepherd ... Charles Goodman (as Phillip Shepherd)
Mimi Kuzyk ... Marion Gray
Sherry Miller ... Susan Deller Ross
Julie Khaner ... Julie Desavia
Leila Johnson ... Karen Hall
Janet Land ... Ginni Lamp Thomas
Lisa Mende ... Shirley Wiegand
Karen Glave ... Sondra Norris
Barclay Hope ... Tom Daniels
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Fact-based story about the sexual harassment suit filed by Anita Hill during the appointment trials of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court during the George Bush Presidential administration. The film gives both parties a fairly even presentation and does not try to assess blame. It does, however, show a lot of background political maneuvering that took place, particularly on the part of Kenneth Duberstein, an administrative spin doctor. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justicia salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1998, Rupert Murdoch ordered FOX Television to abandon its planned production of this movie, a drama based on the book of that title by the New York Times Jill Abramson and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer about the confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (It was subsequently produced and shown by Showtime.) According to a New York Times report, Murdoch told an associate that Thomas was a friend of his, and that he had been railroaded during his confirmation hearing. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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4 July 2000 | by Sack-3See all my reviews

This confirmation hearing changed things for good. It seems far fetched today because it is. Thomas would not be confirmed today.

I liked the movie, but it only pretends to be objective. I also liked the way they spliced in real scenes from the hearings. There should have been more. I'd also have liked the actors to use more of the real dialog from the hearings. In this instance, the reality was better than the fiction.


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